News : Member Announcements
Glass Gathering 2014 - free event
posted: July 14, 2014
This event is a full day of glass related fun; including Short Talks, Glass Olympics, Demos (in Flameworking, Hotshop, and Kiln Casting) as well as the highly anticipated Silent Auction. And most importantly, it offers the opportunity to network with over 150 fellow glass makers & catch up with your friends!
Sat. Sept 6 2014, 9:30am - 6pm
Optional Dinner at a Pub to follow
Sheridan College Glass Studio, AA-Wing, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville ON
posted: July 14, 2014
November 7–9 2014
SOFA CHICAGO, the world-renowned art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art & Design returns to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall November 7–9, with an Opening Night Preview on November 6. Celebrating its 21st year, SOFA CHICAGO is the longest continuously running, gallery-presented art fair in the city of Chicago, and one of the most successful in the country. Last year’s fair attracted 34,000 attendees from around the globe.
SOFA CHICAGO 2014 has once again attracted a roster of some of the world’s finest galleries, who will feature works by emerging and established artists and designers in glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, and metal. In all, more than 70 galleries will be featured, including Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art (Washington), Ann Nathan Gallery (Illinois), Beaver Galleries (Australia), Craft Scotland (Scotland), David Richard Gallery (New Mexico), Duane Reed Gallery (Missouri), flow gallery (United Kingdom), Gallery FW (Illinois), Habatat Galleries (Michigan), Heller Gallery (New York), Ippodo Gallery (Japan and New York), Officine Saffi (Italy), TAI Modern (New Mexico), Traver Gallery (Washington), and Wexler Gallery (Pennsylvania).
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Curator Steps Down
posted: June 27, 2014
Bill Poole, Executive Director of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, announced today that Gallery Curator Christian Bernard Singer will leave his position later this year after five years of outstanding artistic leadership. He has made a personal decision to make his home in Montreal with his spouse. Singer will continue his employment until the end of November 2014 as the Gallery conducts a search for a new curator.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Christian for the strong artistic direction he has provided the Gallery,” says Jan d’Ailly, Chair of the Board of Directors, “Over the past five years, artists in his shows have addressed contemporary issues related to technology and globalization, landscape and ecology, mythology and mortality. He has conceptualized and ‘brought to life’ exhibitions that are powerful, visually arresting and beautiful.”
Poole noted that Singer has worked directly with contemporary artists to create meaningful shows and leaves a legacy of memorable exhibitions. Special mention should be made of the spring 2011 exhibition, Julie Oakes: Swounds, a show that made optimal use of the Gallery’s cathedral-like interior by suspending more than 120 glass birds from the ceiling. The recent and ambitious exhibition, WAR: Light Within/After the Darkness, featured seven contemporary art projects that directly responded to the Holocaust and to other atrocities during the Second World War.
Commenting on the news of Singer’s departure, Ann Roberts, a celebrated artist and a driving force in establishing the Gallery, said, “He has been remarkably effective at reaching out to a wide range of artists and coordinating new and unknown artists with established ones. He has an amazing ability to stage the artworks within the Gallery spaces and to make meaningful connections between the diverse artists and their works. I shall miss him but I understand his wish to be with his partner in Montreal.”
The staff and board of directors of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery would like to formally thank Christian for his creative vision over the past five years and wish him well as he establishes his professional life in Montreal.
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
25 Caroline Street North
Waterloo ON N2L 2Y5
In Memory of Jean Johnson, CM
posted: June 10, 2014
It is with sadness that we share this news. An important member of Canada’s craft family, Jean Johnson, CM, passed away on May 27th, 2014.
Born in Toronto on January 31, 1924, Jean Johnson was a leading advocate and guiding light for Canadian fine craft. Her professional and volunteer career spanned 65 years.
To read the full announcement with great images - LINK
Sheridan College Launches Bachelor of Craft and Design Program
posted: March 19, 2014
Creating the Future
Innovation in craft, design and art practice is changing the way we live and work in a global society. As makers and designers we use materials and ideas to transform environmental and human potential. Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design is unlike any program of its kind. Our ground-breaking curriculum, which offers industrial design alongside the classic studios of ceramics, furniture, glass and textiles, encourages you to integrate design thinking and hands-on experience.
You start the degree in your concentration of choice, with grounding in all studios. As you gain a greater understanding of your interests, you have the option to take electives in the other studios to create a personalized, interdisciplinary program.
Studio Tours Available - Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 - March 27, April 10 and May 8.
Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014
posted: December 13, 2013
Please See Attached PDF for a Sneak Peak at Pilchuck's Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014
OCC Members, CraftSource 2014 is ready for download!
posted: December 12, 2013
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Forty years ago the Ontario Crafts Council, or in this case one of our founding organizations, the Ontario Crafts Federation, began producing the Annual Craft Shows in Ontario publication. Over the years it became to be recognized as the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show guide on the market. Then, in 2006, we combined the Annual Crafts Shows in Ontario book with our Craft Resource Guide to bring the crafts community an exceptionally valuable publication under the new name of CraftSource.
CraftSource is the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show and resource guide on the market. Show and tour organizers, suppliers and craftspeople can advertise and access information in one exceptionally valuable guide. The Annual Craft Shows section increases the diversity and quality of work at your event, as it markets your event to emerging artists, craftspeople and craft enthusiasts. At the same time, the Craft Resource Guide is continually referred to by craftspeople working in all media as a source for materials, supplies, classes, publications and marketing. CraftSource is sent electronically directly to OCC members as a benefit and is available as a FREE publication as a downloadable PDF file to an unlimited readership on the OCC website’s homepage.
NEW* - In 2014 we have introduced a section of Studio Tour Listings!
Questions? Please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-925-4222 ext. 221
Laura Donefer is Gearing up for GAS 2016 - be a part of the Glass Fashion Show of the Century
posted: November 28, 2013
Contact Laura at email@example.com to join the fun.